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Questions tagged [subjective-warning]

A warning shown when composing a question that appears to be subjective: "The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed."

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Make fewer false positives for “Your question appears subjective”

Is it possible to change when the message The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed appears? At the moment it appears for questions with "how can", which is fair ...
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Where opinions run free [closed]

I have seen a number of users get away with opinion based questions on SO. These questions end up closed or put on hold, but they still garner dozens of great, informative answers. I have tried a few ...
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Using 'bait tags' to discourage shopping / subjective questions?

There's already warnings on new posts about how a question might get closed if you use certain words. However, on Travel.SE at least, we still get a lot of "I want to go to Europe for 3 weeks, where ...
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Please allow “you” in question titles

Including the word "you" in the title of a question triggers an angry red-boxed warning saying: "The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed." The highly ...
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Why is 'best' considered a subjective word when 'preferred' isn't?

I was creating a question on Stack Overflow and I wrote something like "what's the best way of doing X?". This was considered subjective, so I got a red banner saying it was likely to be closed. When ...
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How does Stack Overflow define subjective? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the automatic subjective filter work? A while ago, I was writing a post on Stack Overflow and I received an error message indicating that my post was likely to be ...
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Why is you subjective?

(Catchy title, eh?) I am asking the following on the photo.SE site: How do you change from portrait to landscape in Lightroom DANGER! DANGER! This appears to be subjective and is likely to be ...
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The subjective filter question is contributing to the decline of the English language

The subjective filter warns against "How do you memoize a value that may be nil?", but not against "How to memoize a value that may be nil?". I used to wonder why so many people used the latter. Now ...
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What is the issue of asking subjective questions to make design decisions

I tried to ask a question on StackOverflow whether I should use the new Rails 3 for my new app or not. but I got a dark red box saying: "The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to ...
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How does the subjective question detector work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the automatic subjective filter work? When you're writing a question, the system will show you a red bar with a warning if the question looks subjective. Subjective ...
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Might the “this question appears to be subjective” warning be discouraging good questions from being asked?

First of all, I am nothing if not smitten with the idea of using the community to determine the "right" answer amongst many possible answers. It's a tremendous improvement over forums, where there is ...
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Is it just me, or is the “subjective” warning a bit over-active?

Lately, I seem to be running into the subjective warning a lot: The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed. I'm not saying this to complain. I'm just curious if it's ...
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Should I reword a question to avoid triggering the “subjective question” warning, or does it not matter?

I asked a question on SO that triggered a "subjective question" warning. I found the reasons on why this warning was triggered, but my question is does it matter? The question isn't subjective, ...
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How does the automatic subjective filter work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What algorithm does StackOverflow use to determine if a question may be subjective? I just entered a question titled: "What’s the best way to serialize / deserialize a ...
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What algorithm does Stack Exchange use to determine if a question may be subjective?

I was asking a question in serverfault.com and this message warned me (correctly!): The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed So, I'm curious if there any ...
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How can I avoid the dreaded “Subjective” warning on ServerFault? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the automatic subjective filter work? What algorithm does StackOverflow use to determine if a question may be subjective? The question you're asking appears ...